Kono Designs renovated a nine-story, 215,000-square-foot office building to include 43,000 square feet of urban green space and 200 species of rice, fruit, and vegetables that are plucked from the vine and turned into meals at the company’s cafes. Some veggies are grown on the rooftop, but there’s also farming right inside. “It is the largest and most direct farm-to-table of its kind ever realized inside an office building in Japan,” claims Kono’s website, adding:
Tomato vines are suspended above conference tables, lemon and passion fruit trees are used as partitions for meeting spaces, salad leaves are grown inside seminar rooms and bean sprouts are grown under benches. The main lobby also features a rice paddy and a broccoli field.
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